Surviving The Holocaust Underground
According to rumors, a group of Ukrainian Jews had lived in a cave for 18 months to evade the Gestapo in World War II.
In 1993, veteran caver Chris Nicola was the first American to explore the cave in Ukraine. After searching for 10 years, Nicola found some of the 38 survivors. Wednesday night, a documentary about some of the survivors’ return to the cave will be shown at the State Theatre in Traverse City.
Chris Nicola says when he first went down in the cave, it looked lived-in.